Airfix A02014 Aichi D3A1 'Val' 1/72

Airfix Model Kit




Destined to be the first Japanese Navy aircraft to bomb the American targets
at Pearl Harbour the Aichi D3A Val proved to bean accurate and effective dive
bomber in the opening stages of the Pacific War. It was manoeuvrable as many
fighters and proved this during dogfights with early Allied pacific fighters such
as Wildcats. However as allied fighter opposition developed the Val soon proved
to be a vulnerable opponent. Slow and poorly defended, the Val was obsolete by
1943. It did however continue to serve, seeing service later as a kamikaze weapon.

Scale: 1/72
Skill Level: 1
Length: 138mm
Width: 199mm
Parts: 34
Paint and Glue Required